Jesus Christ Superstar

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Have you seen this play yet?
     
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    No, but I had an 8-track of the London stage recording. Boy, that must date me.
     
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    I've seen it. I had two friends in a local production of it -- one was Judas (a female Judas no less) and the other way Mary Magdalene.

    I don't really care for the musical, the playwrights showed their biases very strongly. Judas is very nearly the hero of the story. :rolleyes:
     
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    Saw the original stage play in Drury Lane London back in 1980...which dates me even more. :eek:

    Pros and cons in terms of theological content

    Yours in Christ

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    It's coming to town with Sebastian Bach, of all people, playing Jesus.

    I didn't like it. I prefer "Godspell".
     
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    I haven't seen JCS yet, but I have seen Godspell twice. I liked most of the music, but was at first offended that they portrayed Jesus as a "clown." I got over it.

    How does it compare to technicolor dreamcoat?
     
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    As I remember, Jesus Christ Superstar had a few interesting theological perspectives (although I can't seem to remember any of them at this time :D ), but if you go see it, it should not be for the theology.
     
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    Have not seem dreamcoat, so I can't say. (Having Donny Osmond in the title role for the original production doesn't get me motivated to see it either.) [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, Osmond was pretty good. I would not recommend it as a guide to the scriptures, but it's not a bad musical.
     
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    Did his Joseph wear purple socks? [​IMG]
     
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    That play is a complete mockery!
     
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    Which one?
     
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    I thought technicolor dreamcoat was great. Loved the music too.

    Godspell, at first, I felt was a mockery.
     
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    I have seen both musicals. Joseph is much the same musically as Jesus Christ Superstar. Joseph is somewhat theologically offensive, but bearable. I found Jesus Christ Superstar to be outright blaspemous and had a real hard time watching it. I have to admit that I enjoy the music froma musical viewpoint, but still didn't like the musical overall.

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    You thought dreamcoat was theologically offensive? How so?

    If I made a statement, I think I would say dreamcoat was theologically hilarious. No disrespect intended.
     
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    Can remember picketing JC Superstar in 1971 in Flint, Michigan where it came off Broadway to play. Blasphemy is too nice a term; its writers openly proclaimed their disdain for christianity and desire to degrade the "myth" of Jesus.

    It hurt a lot of people, turned many away from the Gospel, and still has lasting effects. Mary Magdalene's love song to Jesus is as blatantly sexual and the players acted the eroticism to an extreme.

    Godspel was worse music and worse theology. I walked out of it and wrote scathing letters to our paper about it.

    Think I'm going to waste my time or money to see a "technocolor dreamcoat"? Not going to happen a third time.
     
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    Seen it.

    Loved it.

    Recommend it.
     
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    I saw technicolor dreamcoat. I heard it was written by people in the church. I thoroughly enjoyed that one.

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    Having just seen it, I would agree.
     
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    Having seen it, I didn't even care for the music. At points where it should have been powerful, it was weak. But I would agree with this comment otherwise.
     

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